/ paramo aspira vs me g2 pants
Aside from that, your softshell+overtrews combination is a perfectly sensible one, and works well enough for me. Have a quick look at the ME Liskamm trousers (now discontinued? still a good few for sale though) for a nice alternative to the G2s .
The ME G2 pants are in no way waterproof compared to the Paramo gear. Having said that they are a lot more windproof than the ME Lsykam pants which I use mainly for mountain rock climbing or scrambling in.
The G2's are good in windy weather and in very light intermittent showers.
In good but windy alpine weather they work well too as they are much lighter and cooler than the Paramo legwear.
I use Paramo throughout the Scottish winter but use the G2's in the Alps or in fair to good UK weather.
I got absolutely soaked through last weekend on the Ben wearing my G2 pants but my upper half wearing the Paramo smock was dry.
I got completely soaked last year when I didn't have overtrousers, but that's one day out of about 30 when I wish I'd had them with me: the rest of the time the Windstopper's coped just fine. I don't like Windstopper for jackets but my legs don't seem to sweat anywhere near as badly, so they don't mind the decreased breathability.
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